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kicad-color-schemes

Want to change the color scheme of KiCad? Look here for inspiration.

How to use a colour theme.

Every theme directory contains the colour definition parts of the eeschema and pcbnew setup files found in your personal profile.

  • For Linux under ~.config/kicad/
  • Windows XP: “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data” + kicad (= %APPDATA%\kicad)
  • Windows Vista & later: “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming” + kicad (= %APPDATA%\kicad)
  • OSX: The user’s home directory + /Library/Preferences/kicad

Use a text editor to overwrite the relevant sections with the data found in the files in this folder. Make sure you create a backup first.

The pcbnew config file content has been split into the sections responsible for the footprint editor and the one for pcbnew. This is done to allow you to more easily mix and match different schemes for different tools.

Automatic patcher

An automatic patch script can be used to transfer a colour scheme into your KiCad settings files. Make sure KiCad is closed before using it.

The script expects the directory containing the colour scheme and the kicad config directory as arguments. Switches are included to disable transfer of a particular part of the scheme definition. (use --help for detailed instructions.) A bakup of your settings files is created before changes are made.

Example: python3 patch.py ~/kicad-color-schemes/blue-green-dark/ ~/.config/kicad/

eeschema

color-scheme screenshot
kicad-default Default theme by KiCad
solarized-dark http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized Dark theme based on solarized
solarized-light http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized Light theme based on solarized
sw simple black/white theme
blue-tone Blue tone theme
behave-dark https://atom.io/themes/behave-theme Dark theme based on behave

pcbnew

color-scheme screenshot
kicad-default Default theme by KiCad
behave-dark https://atom.io/themes/behave-theme Dark theme based on behave
blue-green-dark Dark theme using blue and green

footprint editor

color-scheme screenshot
kicad-default Default theme by KiCad
behave-dark https://atom.io/themes/behave-theme Dark theme based on behave
blue-green-dark Dark theme using blue and green
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